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        PICTURESQUE AMERICA

      1872. Paperback. Fine. (PICTURESQUE AMERICA). PICTURESQUE AMERICA. Or, The Land We Live In. A Delineation by Pen and Pencil of the Mountains, Rivers, Lakes, Forests, Water-Falls, Shores, Canyons, Valleys, Cities, and Other Picturesque Features of Our Country. With illustrations on Steel and Wood by Eminent American Artists. Edited by William Cullen Bryant. New York: D. Appleton & Co., 1872-1874. In forty-eight parts, "Sold Only By Subscription". 4to., blue printed wrappers, engraved frontispiece to every volume, numerous text illustrations by leading American artists of the period including F.O.C. Darley, C.G. Griswold, W.L. Shepard, Hary Fenn, Thomas Moran among others. Many wrappers show mild (chiefly dust-) soiling or a hint of sun/touch of foxing at the perimeters, with occasional slight wear to edges; a handful of issues are disbound, starting at the wraps, or over- opened. Internally, there are occasional marginal spots of foxing -- these are negligible in quantity and heaviness overall -- there is also just the occasional touch of soil. Two issues are affected by a marginal dampstain internally, including the engraved plates (one slightly, one more heavily) but all the images on the engraved plates are clean throughout the set, and many leaves are still unopened. About very good to very good plus bindings, with near fine to fine contents overall. A desirable and beautifully illustrated set in a scarce format.

      [Bookseller: Boston Book Company]
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        The Fleshly School of Poetry and Other Phenomena of the Day [With ALS from Buchanan tipped-in]

      London: Strahan and Co., 1872. First edition. Original printed wrappers with engraved illustration on cover of wild garlic, hound's tongue, etc. (odiferous flowers). Celebrated and influential, if not scathing treatise accusing the Pre-Raphaelite artists of, among immorality and perhaps helping to increase PRB exposure through subsequent dialogues. Most notably was D.G. Rossetti's rebuttal which came in the form of a letter in the Athenaeum entitled, "The Stealthy School of Criticism." An excellent copy in its original printed wrapper and with most of the spine still present (rarely seen). A three-page autograph letter by Buchanan asking a Miss Marie de Hey if she would like to purchase "Madcap Prince" for her own use... "only once reproduced in town-- for Mis ??'s benefit at teh Olympic last May. I fancy the part would suit you, and the piece is light and effective enough. Or I could arrange with you for a new picturesque narrative drama for starry purposes(??)." Some tears in ALS, corners of book slightly ben and covers only faintly age-marked, ese very good or better. Internally clean and bright. A rare offering.

      [Bookseller: Nudelman Rare Books]
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        ZANZIBAR; CITY, ISLAND AND COAST

      London: Tinsley Brothers, 1872. 2 volumes. First Edition. Illustrated throughout. Volume I has a folding map, four plans and four plates. Volume II has seven plates. Thick 8vo, publisher’s original maroon cloth, gilt pictorial vignettes to the upper covers, spines lettered in gilt. xii, 503; vi, 519. A pleasing set of the rare first edition in very elusive bindings of the original cloth, spines restored, volumes rebacked with original spine panels laid down, endleaves renewed. RARE FIRST EDITION IN THE ORIGINAL CLOTH. One of the most elusive of all the books in the Burton oeuvre. Copies rarely appear at auction or on the open market. Zanzibar was the setting off point for most of the travels into Africa initiated by the great explorers of the 19th century. It was on Zanzibar that stores and supplies were procured, native peoples were hired for the travels and documents obtained which permitted the explorers to make their way into the interior of the unknown regions of Africa. This comprehensive guidebook covers every aspect of Zanzibar: its geography and climate, history and government, ethnology both foreign and tribal, and its agriculture and flora. It offers colorful descriptions of the Arab population and an in depth study of the Waswahili tribe and language. The chapter on Mortality includes a sober look at the rampant diseases of the people, small pox, cholera, and dysentery just to name a few. A fascinating look at the land and its people.

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        Madame et Monsieur Cardinal

      Paris: Michel Levy Freres, Editeurs, 1872. Full page pen & ink drawing with water-color before title page signed Ulysse-Roy. Two other black and white illustrations; one is signed in the plate J[ean].Massard and the other is unidentified, both tipped in between the half-title and title page, with two more black & white illustrations by Massard tipped into the text. 256(1) with the 12 original engraved vignettes by Edmond Morin. The first six chapters of this volume are the result of the first two chapters of the volume entitled: (Madame et Monsieur Cardinal (Mr. and Mrs. Cardinal) published in 1872. OCLC records a limited edition of 25 copies of this work with the original 12 vignettes on Chine and tipped in as opposed to only printed above the text. An additional two copies of an unidentified illustrator with tipped in plates between half-title and tile page, although none are included in collation and does not make mention of a color illustration by Ulysse-Roy. Bound in 1/2 blue-gray morocco over decorative paper covered boards, spine lettered and stamped in gilt, decorative endpapers, top edge gilt, original green printed wrappers bound in. some rubbing and minor nicks to boards. A unique collection of artist illustrations.. 12mo.

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        ZANZIBAR; CITY, ISLAND AND COAST

      London: Tinsley Brothers, 1872. 2 volumes. First Edition. Illustrated throughout. Volume I has a folding map, four plans and four plates. Volume II has seven plates. 8vo, handsomely bound in three-quarter brown morocco over cloth boards with the original spine panels bound at the rear of each volume. xii+503; vi+519. A fine set, crisp and clean. RARE FIRST EDITION OF THIS HIGHLY IMPORTANT WORK. One of the most elusive of all the books in the Burton oeuvre. Copies rarely appear at auction or on the open market. Zanzibar was the setting off point for most of the travels into Africa initiated by the great explorers of the 19th century. It was on Zanzibar that stores and supplies were procured, native peoples were hired for the travels and documents obtained which permitted the explorers to make their way into the interior of the unknown regions of Africa. This comprehensive guidebook covers every aspect of Zanzibar: its geography and climate, history and government, ethnology both foreign and tribal, and its agriculture and flora. It offers colorful descriptions of the Arab population and an in depth study of the Waswahili tribe and language. The chapter on Mortality includes a sober look at the rampant diseases of the people, small pox, cholera, and dysentery just to name a few. A fascinating look at the land and its people.

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        The Golden Lion of Granpere

      London: Tinsley Brothers, 18, Catherine Street, 1872. First edition. Sm 8vo. iv, 353, [1] pp., + 16 pp. catalogue dated May, 1872. Publisher's red-brown cloth (first binding). Light shelf wear and rubbing to covers, front hinge split, generally sound otherwise. Sadleir, Trollope 38; Wolff 6778 . "- not only Trollope's best shorter book, but one of the most charming idylls in English literature" (Walpole)

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        History of the Indian Tribes of North America, with Biographical Sketches and Anecdotes of the Principal Chiefs. Embellished with One Hundred Portraits from the Indian Gallery in the War Department at Washington

      Philadelphia: Caxton Press of Sherman & Co. for D. Rice & Co., 1872-1874. 2 volumes, royal 8vo (10 7/16 x 7 1/4 inches). "Billy Bowlegs" portrait as frontispiece to volume II of text. Contemporary half dark purple morocco over purple cloth boards, spines with raised bands in five compartments, lettered in the second and fourth. The scarce text volumes to the final edition of McKenney & Hall, including the "Billy-Bowlegs" plate unique to this edition. After six years as Superintendent of Indian Trade, Thomas McKenney had become concerned for the survival of the Western tribes. He had observed unscrupulous individuals taking advantage of the Native Americans for profit, and his vocal warnings about their future prompted his appointment by President Monroe to the Office of Indian Affairs. As first director, McKenney was to improve the administration of Indian programs in various government offices. His first trip was during the summer of 1826 to the Lake Superior area for a treaty with the Chippewa, opening mineral rights on their land. In 1827, he journeyed west again for a treaty with the Chippewa, Menominee , and Winebago in the present state of Michigan. His journeys provided an unparalleled opportunity to become acquainted with Native American tribes. When President Jackson dismissed him from his government post in 1830, McKenney was able to turn more of his attention to his publishing project. Within a few years, he was joined by James Hall, a lawyer who had written extensively about the west. Both authors, not unlike George Catlin, whom they tried to enlist in their publishing enterprise, saw their book as a way of preserving an accurate visual record of a rapidly disappearing culture. McKenney provided the biographies, many based on personal interviews, and Hall wrote the general history of the North American Indian. Between 1872 and 1874 a new folio edition of McKenney and Hall appeared. Unlike the previous folio editions, the plates were here bound in a single folio volume, with the text issued separately in octavo format. Only 35 such sets were produced, each numbered on the limitation leaf within the text volumes. The most interesting aspect of this edition is the addition of a plate not found in any other edition of McKenney and Hall: the Billy Bowlegs plate as a frontispiece to vol.II. Howes M129; cf. McGrath p.84 & 206; cf. Miles & Reese America Pictured to the Life 53 (first octavo edition); Sabin: 43411 (1854-56 edition with 221 plates); cf. Servies 4028.

      [Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books]
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        Picturesque America; or, The Land We Live In

      New York: D. Appleton and Company,, 1872–4. A delineation by pen and pencil of the mountains, rivers, lakes, forests, water-falls, shores, cañons, valleys, cities, and other picturesque features of our country. With Illustrations on Steel and Wood, by Eminent American Artists. 2 volumes, quarto (330 × 250 mm). Bound for the publishers by Matthews in red full morocco, Greek key panel gilt to the boards with laurel wreath corner pieces, title gilt to upper boards, raised bands, title gilt to spine, spine gilt in compartments, inner gilt dentelles, gilt edges, marbled endpapers. Steel-engraved frontispiece and half-title to each and 45 other similar plates in all, numerous steel- and wood-engraved illustrations, many full-page. Light toning, bindings a little rubbed small patch stripped from the upper board of vol. II, but overall a very handsome set. First edition. "It is the design of [this] publication ... to present full descriptions and elaborate pictorial delineations of the scenery characteristic of all the different parts of our country. The wealth of material for this purpose is almost boundless" (author's preface). The superb plates were engraved by Robert Hinshelwood, a Scots engraver who emigrated to America in 1835 where he established a considerable reputation for his work on landscapes. His painstaking and highly detailed work was much appreciated not only by the publishing houses that employed him, such as Appleton's and Harper's, but also by the Continental Bank Note Company who for a time employed him producing plates for currency.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        PICTURESQUE AMERICA

      New York: Appleton, (1872). full morocco. Mild and typical age toning to the text. Minor rubbing and a few neat repairs to the binding, gilt very strong. Lovely set of this classic illustrated American book. Two folio volumes (10" x 12-1/4") bound in original decorated publisher's morocco. Illustrated with 49 beautiful steel engravings, all tissue guards present, and numerous wood engravings.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        Picturesque America, Or, the Land We Live in : a Delineation by Pen and Pencil of the Mountains, Rivers, Lakes, Forests, Water-Falls, Shores, Cañons, Valleys, Cities and Other Picturesque Features of Our Country . ...with Illustrations on Steel and Wood by Eminent American Artists ; Edited by William Cullen Bryant - [Complete in 2 Volumes]

      New York : D. Appleton & Co. , [1872-75], 1872. 1st Edition. Physical desc. : 2 vol. ; 4º. Subject: United States/Quebec (Province) - Description and travel - Views - (1865-1900) . Notes: Published in parts. With an additional titlepage, engraved, to each volume. Contemporary aniline calf over matching buckram boards. Raised bands with the title blocked direct in gilt. Spine compartments uniformly tooled. Minor wear to the spine bands and panel edges. Remains an exceptional set - scans &c. On request.

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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        PICTURESQUE AMERICA; OR, THE LAND WE LIVE IN

      New York: Appleton, (1872). Foxing to frontispiece plates, remainder fine. Covers fine, much nicer than normally found. Two large, thick folio volumes. Illustrated with many steel engravings and wood engravings. Original publisher's full brown leather binding over beveled boards with marbled endpapers, the covers with overall embossed designs and titles in gilt, upper covers with gilt titles and artist's palette device, a.e.g.

      [Bookseller: First Folio]
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        PICTURESQUE AMERICA

      1872. Fine. BRYANT, William Cullen, ed. PICTURESQUE AMERICA. NY: D. Appleton, (1872- 1874). 2 Volumes, Folio, Original ornately decorated full brown morocco, gilt edges, inner dentelles. 49 Steel Engravings (2 Engraved Title Pages) and Hundreds of Woodcuts in the text. Overall the contents are fine clean and bright. The bindings show a little wear, but they are strong, bright and appealing. Unusual for this set.

      [Bookseller: Boston Book Company]
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        Autograph letter signed "Fr. Luetke", to Russian Privy councillor

      St. Petersburg,: 22 October, 1872.. Manuscript in ink on paper, single leaf folded to form four pages, 210 x 130 mm; in fine condition. An interesting and rare private letter from the explorer Count Fyodor Petrovich L¸tke.L¸tke, who started his career in the Imperial Russian Navy in 1813, was a member of Golovnin's voyage on the Kamchatka (1817-19). Subsequently he himself led (1821-24) the expedition to explore the coastline of Novaya Zemlya, the White Sea, and the eastern parts of the Barents Sea. From 1826 to 1829 he commanded the last great Russian scientific voyage to the Northwest coast of America: sailing to the Pacific on the Senyavin via Cape Horn, they reached Sitka in 1827 and spent over a month there. They continued north to Unalaska and the Aleutian Islands, going as far north as St Matthew Island and the Bering Sea, and surveying the coast of the Alaskan Peninsula as far as Kvichak Bay. Islands in the Caroline group of Micronesia were explored during the winter of 1828, and they visited Guam, the Philippines, and St Helena Island in the south Atlantic before returning to Kronstadt in September 1829.The printed account of his voyage on the Senyavin is one of the rarest Pacific voyages today, and was rare even in the nineteenth century (the bibliographer Sabin could only explain this by pointing out that the small edition is said to have been almost entirely bought up within Russia, unlike other voyage publications of the period which reached a much wider audience).L¸tke became an influential member of the Russian Geographic Society, chairman of the Naval Scientific Committee, commander-in-chief and military governor of the ports of Reval and later Kronstadt, and a member of the Russian State Council. In 1873, the Geographical Society introduced the L¸tke gold medal. He is commemorated by many placenames, including a cape, a peninsula, a mountain and a bay in Novaya Zemlya, as well as a group of islands of the Franz Josef Land, Baydaratskaya Bay, and Nordenski?ld Archipelago. A strait between Kamchatka and Karaginsky Island, as well as a Russian icebreaker were also named after him.In this letter to the Russian privy councillor von Adelung, L¸tke discusses the financial support of his friend's niece. L¸tke gives advice on how this might be accomplished with the help of prominent members of St. Petersburg society including the Secretary of the St. Petersburg Academy of Sciences, the mathematician Paul Heinrich Fuss, past and present Ministers of Culture Counts Uwarov and Tolstoy, as well as Tsarina Olga Nicolajevna..

      [Bookseller: Hordern House Rare Books]
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        Casopis Matice Moravske

      Brno 1872/74-1938 passim - volumes 4/6-15/16, 19/21, 30/31, 34/35-48, 50, 53-60, 62, all complete volumes, BOUND, good++. Photos available upon request.

      [Bookseller: Zubal Books]
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        Ett Âr i stilla hafvet reseminnen frÂn Patagonien

      Stockholm,: Lith. Art. Anstalt, 1872.. Quarto, with 17 images on 12 tinted or chromolithograph plates; a very good copy in original decorated boards, spine neatly replaced, new endpapers. Finely-illustrated voyage account by a young Swedish lieutenant who sailed on the English frigate Zealous to the Pacific in 1867. There are long descriptions of various South American stops, followed by sections on California - particularly San Francisco - and British Columbia, and lengthy well-illustrated descriptions of the Pacific Islands, including both Hawaii and Tahiti. Unusually, Ekelof provides both the music and words to an Hawaiian Folk Hymn and a Tahitian National Melody.There were evidently at least two states of the binding as we have also handled a copy recently in an original cloth binding.Kroepelien, 396; O'Reilly-Reitman, 1260.

      [Bookseller: Hordern House Rare Books]
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        Ett Ar i Stilla Havet. Reseminnen fran Patagonien, Chili, Peru, Californien, Britiska Columbia och Oceanien

      [?One Year in the Pacific. Memories from Travels in Patagonia, Chile, Peru, California, British Columbia and Oceania?]. Stockholm : Stockholms Lith. Art. Anstalt, 1872. First edition. Covers a little faded, gilt still bright, minor rubbing of spine ends, name in ink on verso of frontispiece, small tear at bottom of front free endpaper. Quarto.

      [Bookseller: Randall House Rare Books]
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        Vingt Mille Lieues Sous Les Mers Illustré de 111 Dessins par de Neuville Gravés par Hildibrand

      Bibliothèque D'Education et de Récréation, J. Hetzel et Cie, Paris, 1872. Early Edition. Hardcover (Half Leather). Very Good Condition. Illustrator: Neuville. Royal 8vo in contemporary half red leather, modest weat at edges, binding sound. Undated ca. 1872; old ownership signatures on the front blank dated 1873 and 1928. Mild browning throughout. 434pp plus the table. Size: Octavo (8vo). Illustrator: Neuville. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Science Fiction & Fantasy; Antiquarian & Rare. Inventory No: 042439. .

      [Bookseller: Pazzo Books]
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        The World Before the Deluge

      New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1872. Leather Bound. Very Good. New York, D. Appleton & Co. (v) [518 pp.] illus., 20 cm. Fully bound in gorgeous contemporary amber pigmented calfskin. Gilt-lettered, burgundy morocco title plate on upper spine. 5 raised bands. 6 compartments. Profusely detailed, gilt-etched decorative flourishes and borders within compartments and on boards. Gilt tooling along board edges and embossed borders on inner boards. Tight binding and solid boards. Moderate shelf wear. Slight rubbing to boards. Discoloration around edges. Minor scuffing to spine. Gilt has faded at points. Loss to small portion of upper spine. Minimal bumping to corner. Slight scuffing to board edges. Speckled page ends. Multicolored, speckled endpapers. Minor loosening, cracking at gutters. Small damp-stain to bottom of inner FFEP. Institutional library stamp on adjacent page reads “GG.” Additional library stamp on title page reads “Yale University, Museum.” Otherwise, clean, unmarked pages. Black and white, steel-plate engraved illustration entitled “The First Man” adjacent to title page and protected with tissue guard. Various additional illustrations throughout, including charts and diagrams of prehistoric life-forms and landscapes. A well cared for volume in very good condition. Louis Figuier was a renown French Scientist and writer. The nephew of Pierre-Oscar Figuier, he served as Professor of Chemistry at Le Ecole de Pharmacie of Montpellier before moving on to become Doctor of Medicine, as well as agrege of pharmacology, chemistry and physics. He gained his PhD circa 1850. La Terre avant le deluge (originally published in 1863) illustrated by Edouard Riou was one of Figuier's most successful works, gaining critical acclaim from his contemporaries for his thoughts on geological history and the origin of modern man. Influenced by Charles Lyells Geological Evidences of the Antiquity of Man of 1863, the 1867 second edition and future printings abandoned the Garden of Eden shown in the first editions frontispiece for a more accurate depiction of savage men and women wearing animal skins and wielding stone axes. While the majority of copies produced by D. Appleton are bound in blue cloth and far more common, the leather bound edition of the same date is extremely rare. This landmark book would make an exceptional addition to the library of any scholar or geology enthusiast. Please feel free to view our photographs of this beautiful piece. Ships daily.

      [Bookseller: SequiturBooks]
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        Le Tour Du Monde

      Paris. Bibliotheque d'Education et de Recreation J.Hetzel et Ce. [1872], 39. FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE. 8vo. Contemporary quarter morocco with marbled boards. Gilt titles to spine. Some very slight rubbing to extremities of boards otherwise clean, solid and sharp. Marbled endpapers. Printers imprint and ads to verso of half title. Ownership in ink to title page, ink name to first blank partially obscured. All edges speckled. Some very isolated internal foxing otherwise bright. A clean, inexpensive copy of the true first issue. The first appearance of one of the most famous novels of Mr. Verne, recounting the varied and wonderful adventure of Phileas Fogg and the faithful Passepartout. Published in the UK under the title "Around the World in Eighty Days.

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        Asher & Adams' New Commercial Topographical and Statistical Atlas and Gazetteer of the United States: With Maps Showing The Dominion of Canada, Europe and the World comprising a concise description and the location of cities, villages, post-offices, railroad stations etc., with populations of such as are officially reported by the latest government census, comprehensive statistical tables of the United States and the several countries of the world

      New York: Asher & Adams. 1872. first printing. Hardcover. Very Good +. First edition, 1872. Half leather folio, 253 + 54pp. Replete with hand coloured maps of geography around the globe, with focus on North America, with each state's description and amentities parsed into sections with accompanying map. With extra, unpaginated map of Rhode Island, not accountented for on contents page. Beveled boards with gilt ruling and title, 4 raised spine bands. Rubber wear the the raised bands and corner, small chip to the inner edge of the cover cloth were it meets the leather spine. Contents are in near fine condition, bright and unmarked, sturdy and firmly bound. An excellent copy.

      [Bookseller: Caliban Books ABAA-ILAB]
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        Novels

      New York: Hurd and Houghton, 1872. hardcover. near fine. Two engraved frontispieces with tissue guards, 32 volumes, 8vo, 3/4 morocco, marbled boards, gilt-lettered spine, raised bands. New York: Hurd and Houghton, 1872. Near fine.

      [Bookseller: Argosy Book Store]
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        ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND & THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS

      London: Macmillan and Co, 1872. First edition. Very Good +. A beautiful set, bound in the early 20th century by Baytnun in full red crushed levant morocco with raised bands on the spine and intricate gilt detailing. Inlaid leather figures of a rabbit trumpeter on the first book and Alice with a deer on the second. Marbled endpapers, morocco doublures with inlaid marbled paper; all edges gilt; silk markers; and original cloth laid down on final pages of each volume. Darkening to both spines and some wear along outer hinges, some boards secured. "Alice in Wonderland" states "Thirteenth Thousand" on the title page, with discoloration to first few pages, otherwise clean, and fresh. "Through the Looking Glass" is a clean, fresh First Edition with "wade" for "wabe" on p. 21 and one page of publisher's ads following the story. A fantastic combination of fine bindings with one of the best-loved children's story ever written. Often found rebound in relatively inexpensive modern bindings, this sumptuous set stands the test of time. Additional photos available upon request. Very Good +.

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        Tri-Nitro-glycerin, as Applied in the Hoosac Tunnel Submarine Blasting, Etc. Etc. Etc

      North Adams: James T. Robinson & Son Printers and Binders, 1872. Second Edition. Hard Cover. Good. [1 blank], [ 1 frontis portrait], [6], [tipped in "Second edition" note], [3]-97, [1-ad] pages. The whole illustrated by 8 mounted albumen stereoviews and 2 mounted albumen photographs plus 6 full page drawings/woodcuts. Publisher's brick stiff paper boards with black titles. Remnants of small round label to spine panel. Corner tips worn. INSCRIBED (presumably in the hand of author Mowbray) to collector Jahn Dewitte Miller on the front flyleaf. "J DeWitt Miller Esq Fort Edward NY with the compliments of the author GM Mowbray" and further "Recd Oct 17 1872 J DeWitt Miller" in another hand beneath. We note that the frontispiece facsimile signature and the inscription signature do not match, so this may be secretarial - we have not been able to ascertain this for certain thus far. Pages browned, some approaching brittle (one leaf detached pp 43/44). Bookseller/binder ticket on front pastedown. The Second (and Best) edition. The title page, copyright page, and text is the same between the 2 editions. The first edition has only 8 images and the second edition presented here has 10 mounted albumens, many new or update from the first edition images. It is interesting to note that the stereoviews in this edition are by H.D. Ward, a North Adams phtographer, and all are captioned. The first edition does not have captioned stereoviews and they are apparently by photographer L Daft. A genuine rarity in presentation, (the only other copy we're aware of sold at the Koslov sale at Christies in 1996), and worthy of collecting just based on the stereoviews alone.

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        Can the Law Reach Him?-The Dwarf and the Giant Thief.

      1872 - Nast, Thomas [1840-1902]. [Tweed, William M., "Boss" (1823-1878)]. Can the Law Reach Him?-The Dwarf and the Giant Thief. New York: Harper's Weekly, January 6, 1872. Attractively glazed and matted 15" x 10" woodcut in handsome 24" x 30" wooden frame, small plaque to center of bottom. Light rubbing to frame, light even toning to background of image. An attractive piece. * This is one of Nast's famous editorial cartoons from Harper's Weekly. An infamous figure in New York City history, Tweed exploited his position as a political leader to amass immense wealth and power. He was a symbol of corruption and the target of urban political reformers. One of these was Nast, who chronicled Tweed's activities in a series of cartoons in Harper's Weekly from 1870 to 1873. Some of the greatest editorial cartoons of the nineteenth-century, and important models for later cartoonists, they played a key role in Tweed's downfall. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        RELATION OF VIRGINIA 1609

      London:: Printed for Jas. F. Hunnewell at the Chiswick Press,, 1872. First Edition. Near Fine. First Edition Near Fine in the original vellum binding mildly soiled vellum binding with gilt rules covers, lettering spine. Small stamp rear paste down--Huntington Library duplicate. No other markings or writing. LIMITED EDITION OF 100 COPIES with the photographic facsimile title page mentioned in Sabin (89274). 24mo. [4], 5-58 pp. Rare

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        STRADA FERRATA DELLE ALPI COZIE. (Moncenisio). Panorama

      Firenze, Pineider e Smorti Litografi, s.d.(1872) in-8 oblungo, cartonatura editoriale figurata a colori. Sulla copertina e nell?interno del pieghevole figurano varie belle vedute a colori: gli imbocchi nord e sud del traforo del Fréjus a Modane e a Bardonecchia, due vedute di Susa, una di Torino. Segue una lunghissima magnifica tavola in litografia a colori, molte volte ripiegata (cm. 34 x 450), che raffigura lo splendido dettagliato panorama del percorso della ferrovia da Modane a Bussoleno, con a lato del tracciato 25 deliziose vedutine a volo di uccello particolareggiate di : Bardonecchia, Beaulard, Oulx, La Baume, Oulx, Salbertrand, Exilles, Chiomonte, Meana, Bussoleno ed altre località, gallerie, stazioni e ponti. In alcuni casi esse costituiscono le uniche raffigurazioni di questi paesi realizzate in epoca antica. Copertina posteriore, firmata F. Baur, che raffigura l'affusto della macchina perforatrice di Sommeiller in azione. Unica edizione di splendida e rara opera sulla ferrovia del Fréjus e su tutta la Valle di Susa. PEYROT-GILIBERT II, n. 310, 1-4. MANNO V, 21092

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        The Life of Charles Dickens. (in 3 Volumes)

      London: Chapman and Hall, 1872. 3-Volume Set. Chapman and Hall First Editions, 1872 through 1874. VERY GOOD. Internally near fine in decorative red polished calf bindings, covers handsome but worn. First Editions, published 1872-1874. Title page dates: Volume 1: 1872. Volume 2: 1873. Volume 3: 1874. Each volume includes engraved frontis portrait of Dickens (at ages 27, 47 and 56). Vol. 2 & 3 portraits lightly toned/foxed. Bookplate of Sir Julius Wernher, Baronet, affixed to front pasted endpaper of Volume 1; small bookbinder's label (E. S. and M. Lemon) affixed to Volume 3 rear endpaper, a few penciled notations to blank leaves following text, no other markings. All page edges gilt. Boards edged with double gilt plus decorative blind rule with florets at corners. Gilt edges and turns. Spines have 5 raised bancs with gilt titling on two black leather labels, gilt decorations in other compartments. Covers are clean but moderately edgeworn, with boards showing at corner tips, spine ends scuffed and , light scuffing and cracking to spine leathers. Leather has cracked and split along most hinges and boards have loosened and are in danger of separating, though interior hinges and marbled endpapers so far remain intact. Binding are fragile. 5-1/4 x 8". Vol. 1: xvix + 398 pages, plus 1 illustration plate; 6 facsimiles in text. Vol. 2: xx + 462 pages, plus 2 illustration plates; 7 facsimiles in text. Vol. 3: xv + 552 pages (includes index) plus tissue protected plate, engraving of 'The Grave,' and 10 drawings, facsimiles in text.. First Edition. Leather. Very Good.

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        Roughing It (Exceedingly Fine Copy)

      Hartford: American Publishing Company, 1872. First edition. Original brown fine-ribbed cloth with central gilt scene of man riding a carriage, gilt decorated and lettered spine, blindstamped borders and arabesques both covers. An exceedingly fine copy with virtually no signs of wear. Frontispiece, six full-page illustrations, dozens half-page. Page 242 has only one word missing ('his') but contains 'he.' The last page [592] contains full-page ad. New Illustrated Monthly, etc. and appears to be a mixed-state issue. A finer copy we have never seen.

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        The LIFE Of CHARLES DICKENS. Extra-Illustrated

      London:: Chapman & Hall,. 1872 - 1874.. 8vo. 1st edition, all volumes. 3 volumes in 6.. 3/4 maroon morocco-style sheep bindings [by Birdsall] with marbled paper boards & eps. TEG.. Modest extremity wear. Board showing to Vol I upper tips. Withal, a. handsome VG+ set that shows well on the shelf.. 208 additional illustrations added to the work.

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        Zeitschrift des Deutschen und Oesterreichischen Alpenvereins. In zwanglos erscheinenden Heften

      Mchn/Wien/Sbg./Innsbruck., Lindauer u.a. 1872ff.. Red. v. Karl Haushofer. Bd. 3 (1872) - Bd. 5 (1874); Bd. 7 (1876) - Bd. 51 (1920). Zus. 48 Bde. 8° (ab 1895 in-4°). Mit zahlr. Illustr. in Holzschn., Karten u. Panoramen, 4 (dav. 1 doppelbl. gr.) chromolith. Taf., 5 gefalt. Panoramen in Chromolithographie. OLn.-Bde. m. prächtiger Gold- u. Silberpräg. (Bde. 3 u. 5 in Pbdn. d. Zt., Bd. 4 in Ln. d. Zt.). Der Zustand ist überwiegend sehr gut, lediglich Bd. 32 ist fleckig. Beinahe vollstände Folge. Es fehlen: In Bd. 4 (1873) 4 Karten in Bd. 5 (1874) Karte d. Dolomitalpen, Kte. d. centralen Oetzthalergruppe, Specialkarte d. Ostalpen Sect. 2 "Wildspitze"; - Bd. 9 (1878) Tafel: "Das Fluchthorn..."; - Bde. 16-18 (1885-87) jeweils "Karte d. Berchtesgadener Alpen"; - Bd. 32 (1901) Übersichtskarte "Touristenwanderkarte Dolomiten, Bl. 2; - Bd. 51 (1920) Karte d. Brennergebietes. - Zahlreiche Einzelbände sind lagernd und können auf Wunsch angeboten werden.

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        Gareth and Lynette Etc

      London: Strahan, 1872. First Edition. 12mo. . Original green cloth, a little rubbed and shaken . With an Autograph Note from Tennyson tipped in, dated 7 March, 1872: "I want a revise of these sheets. I will send them back by return of post." According to Wise, the "trial edition" of this book was printed in the July of 1872 -- this note very probably refers to that trial printing

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        Round the World. Letters from Japan, China, India, and Egypt

      Cleveland, Ohio:. 1872.. A remarkable and lively travel account around the world, focusing on Japan, China & India, illustrated with original unmounted albumen photographs. Fogg traveled by train from Cleveland to San Francisco, via Salt Lake City, where he interviewed Brigham Young and describes the Mormon sights. He took a Pacific Mail Steamer from San Francisco to Japan. He describes Japan in some detail and is largely impressed by what he sees; he then visits China (including Hong Kong), Singapore, Malacca and Penang. He travels on to India before traveling from Bombay to Suez, and thence via the newly completed canal to Cairo and the Pyramids. The resemblance between the author's name and journey is remarkably similar to the fictional "Phineas Fogg" of Jules Verne's "Round the World in 80 Days", published the same year. The text is printed in a single column format, likely to have been printed on a proofing press for the newspaper articles that were first printed in the "Cleveland Leader". OCLC 510794; Smith F45; not recorded in Flake, or "The Truthful Lens". & & The book is rare. In the preface, Fogg states that they were printed in a small number for private distribution. There is an errata page correcting a fair sprinkling of errors - a previous owner has carefully corrected them in the text as per the errata page. On the few occasions the book has been recorded, it has been with a varying number of plates, but never as many as this copy. In 2005, it sold at Christie's for over $5000 us with 28 plates.& & The original photographs include: Frontispiece portrait of the author signed "With Kind Regards, W. Perry Fogg"; Salt Lake City; Brigham Young; Mt. Starr King YoSemite (sic); Japanese Village; Betto or Groom; Group of Japanese Officers; Bronze Statue of Buddha; & The Original "Grecian Bend" (Japanese women in kimonos); Mother and Child; Moats round the Tycoon's Palace - Yedo; Hong Kong Harbor; Queens Street - Hong Kong; Vue d'Macao; Singapore; Penang; First Cataract of the Nile; Mosque of Mohamet Ali - Cairo; Palace of the Viceroy - Alexandria; The Great Pyramid and Sphynx (sic). The reproductions of prints include: Bridge Scene in Yedo - From a Native Sketch; The Ghauts, Benares; Lucknow - Bridge of Boats; Cawnpore Memorial; Kaiser Bagh or King's Palace, Lucknow; The Taj; The Jumna Musjid, from the North; The Kootub Minar; Street Scene in Cairo; Scene on the Quay at Alexandria or the Arrival of a Steamer. & & 8vo, [12],[7]-237pp, 30 unmounted albumen photographs (including the frontispiece). All edges marbled. Original three-quarter morocco and cloth, gilt globe on front board, spine lettered in gilt. Covers rubbed and worn. Frontispiece, title page, and through to p.22 with a very faint wedge-shaped watermark in the inner lower margin. Signed by the author on the frontispiece. Overall a very clean copy, the photographs very dark and sharp.

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        Picturesque America; or the Land we Live in. [Two Volumes in Six]

      New York: D. Appleton and Co., (1872). Publisher's brick red pebbled cloth stamped in gilt and black. Very good or better copies, wear to a few spine ends, minor edgewear, the odd light foxing else contents about fine. A beautiful set in uncommon issue. Folio. Profusion of plates and illustrations. A delineation by pen and pencil of the mountains, rivers, lakes, forests, water-falls, shores, canõns, valleys, cities, and other picturesque features of our country. With illustrations on steel and wood, by eminent American artists." Blanck notes two editions (no priority) this being no. 2 with the statement "edited by William Cullen Bryant" on each title page and the re-written, extended preface bearing Bryant's name at the end. This edition was the one also issued in six volumes. Rare as a six volume set in publisher's cloth (usually seen in two volumes, occasionally four). While Oliver B. Bunce did the main literary work, Bryant edited and reviewed everything to "see that no nonsense crept into the text" (BAL p.355). "This truly superb work consists of a complete description and elaborate pictorial illustration of the greater part of the North American Continent. It portrays the great mountain-ranges, the lakes, the valleys, the grand primitive forests, the cascades, the magnificent rivers, the towns and cities, in brief, all the picturesque aspects of our land from Canada to the Gulf, from the Atlantic to the Pacific. For several years artists were specially employed in visiting different parts of the Union for the purpose of procuring designs for this work. The views, hence, are not only original and trustworthy, but possess the vividness of personal observation, and include the movement and life characteristic of each locality. The volumes are something more than a gallery of landscapes; they exhibit our people in their methods of living and traveling, delineate the picturesque phases of commerce, as well as the sublime forms of our hills, show the often beautiful setting of our cities, and portray the active and brilliant panorama of our bays and rivers. All the marvelously varied phases of our country are set forth with the utmost fullness, so that the work in its completeness forms a splendid pictorial cyclopaedia of American life, scenery, and places. The illustrations of this great work alone cost fully one hundred and thirty thousand dollars. The engravings consist of steel and wood. The steel plates are printed on heavy, toned plate-paper; the wood illustrations are of the finest character, and abundantly interspersed through the text, which is printed on heavy, extra- calendered, toned paper; the size imperial quarto," (From the publisher's advertisement in the Gems of the Centennial Exhibition, Phila. 1876). Sabin 62692 (2 vol. issue). BAL 1732.2.

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        A History of Greece

      London,: John Murray, 1872.. Ten volumes, octavo, folding maps and illustrations; a fine set in contemporary polished half calf, marbled sides and edges, spines decorated in gilt in compartments. A very handsome set of this classic history of Greece, widely read in the nineteenth century: this is the fourth of several editions.

      [Bookseller: Hordern House Rare Books]
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        [Alice's Adventures in Wonderland] Le Avventure D'Alice nel Paese delle Meraviglie

      Torino: Ermanno Loescher,, 1872. Tradotte dall' Inglese da T. Pietrocòla-Rossetti. Con 42 Vignette di Giovanni Tenniel. Octavo. Original orange cloth, titles to spine, pictorial roundels and triple-line border to boards gilt, black coated endpapers, top edge gilt. frontispiece and illustrations throughout by John Tenniel. Spine rolled and toned, some spotting to boards, small abrasion and short closed tear to front endpapers, occasional light spotting to contents. A very good copy. First Italian language edition, originally published in English in 1866.

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        The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals

      London: John Murray, 1872. pp. vi, 374 pages + 6 of 7 heliotype plates, three folding (the missing plate provided in facsimile) and 21 wood engravings in the text. A rare book bound in original contemporary 3/4 black morocco leather binding. gilt ruled spine with gilt lettering in compartments. According to Freeman Murray published 7000 copies in two issues, this copy with the incorrect spelling of "that" on p. 208. Written by Darwin fast on the heels of The Descent of Man, "in part at least, as a confutation of the idea that facial muscles of expression in man were a special endowment" (Freeman). A classic work. Some wear/scuffing to covers, spine ends and corners. Pages with some age toning are clean and bright, the binding is tight and intact. The leather is smooth and supple to the touch. Note: Riwaka Library in gilt on the spine is the only Lib. mark, the cloth on the back cover is a bit wrinkled.. First Edition. Illus. by Illustrated with Photographic and Other Illustrations. 8vo - over 7¾.

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        Der verehrten Kollegin und Künstlerin Fräulein Elise Seebach königl. bayerische Hofschauspielerin am Tage der Feier ihrer fünfzigjährigen Wirksamkeit auf der koenigl: Bühne von den Mitgliedern des k. Hoftheaters. 18. August 1822 - 1872

      (München, 1872).. Kalligraphisches Titelblatt und Textblatt, beide in Gold und Farben, sowie ein Blatt mit 54 Autographen der Ensemblemitglieder des Hoftheaters. Eingehängt in violetter Samtmappe mit auf Vorderdeckel gr. montiertem Lorbeerkranz aus Bronze um die Initialien E S; Die Schleife mit gravierten Daten 18. August 1822 - 1872. Die hintere Decke mit 4 Messingbuckeln jeweils in den Ecken. 43 x 31 cm. Aufwendige Ehrenmappe, überreicht zum 50jährigen Bühnenjubiläum der bedeutenden Münchner Schauspielerin Elise Seebach (1806-1878; siehe ausführlich Eisenberg, Biographisches Lexikon der Deutschen Bühne des XIX. Jahrhunderts, p. 952). Unter den Autographen der Ensemblemitglieder befinden sich Ernst Possart (1841-1921, 1897 geadelt, Schauspieler und späterer Generaldirektor und Intendant der königlichen Hoftheater) sowie die Gattin Anna, Angelo Quaglio (1829-1890, Bühnenbildner, bedeutsam für seine Gestaltungen der Wagner-Opern), Sophie Diez (1820-1887; bedeutende Sopranistin), Kaspar Bausewein (1838-1903; Basssänger bei diversen Wagner-Uraufführungen), Friedrich Dahn (1811-1889, Schauspieler und Regisseur, Vater des Schriftstellers Felix Dahn) und Gattin Marie Dahn-Hausmann (1829-1909), Ottilie Ottiker (1850-1921, Sopranistin), Lucile Grahn (1819-1907, bedeutende dänische Ballerina), Josefine Schefzky (1843-1912, Sängerin, die erfolglos Ludwig II. becircte - ließ sich in den Starnberger See fallen um von ihm gerettet zu werden, der dazu aber seinen Adjutanten Krane beauftragte), August Kindermann (1817-1891, sang den Wotan in den Uraufführungen der ersten beiden Opern von Richard Wagners Ring des Nibelungen, sowie den Titurel bei der Uraufführung des Parsifal). - Die Feier des Bühnenjubiläums der Elise Seebach war gleichzeitig ihr Abschied von den Brettern, die die Welt bedeuten; die zeitgenössische Theaterliteratur beschreibt die umfangreichen Feierlichkeiten ausführlich, die mit einem Fest mit den alten Kollegen endeten. Der Regisseure Sigl führte Elise Seebach in den Veranstaltungsraum, es wurde eine bewegte Ansprache gehalten, und "Ein prachtvolles Gedenkbuch mit Namensunterschrift aller Mitglieder, so wie auf einem Sammetkissen eine schwere goldene Kette mit Kreuz überreichend, schloß er mit einem Lebehoch die Feier, für welche Elise Seebach vor Thränen kaum Worte des Dankes finden konnte." (Heinrich`s Deutscher Bühnen-Almanach, Band 37, p. 97). - Die schwere goldene Kette liegt dieser hier vorhandenen Mappe nicht bei, allerdings ein auf Seide gedruckter Theaterzettel zur Aufführung eines Stückes am 18. August 1862 im Residenztheater, mit Fräulein Seebach in der weiblichen Hauptrolle, ist lose einliegend in der Mappe zu finden. - Das hochinteressante Stück zur Münchner Theatergeschichte in schöner Gesamterhaltung!

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        LONDON a Pilgrimage

      London: Grant & Co., 1872. 191pp., illustrated with magnificent illustrations by Dore, rebacked and re-cornered in brown leather over original maroon cloth, raised bands with lettering gilt, marbled endpapers and all edges marbled, occasional scattered foxing but mostly clean. A very good copy of this scarce edition.. First Edition. Folio.

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        Walk up! Walk up! and See the Fools' Paradise with the Many Wonderful Adventures There as seen in the Strange Surprising Peep Show of Professor Wolley Cobble - E Raree Showman These five and Twenty Years - NB Money returned if Performance Not Approved of - Private Parties attendet on the shortest Notice,

      London, John Camden Hotten, 1872 (Vorwort datiert 1871),. Erstausgabe, kl.4°, nicht pag. (154 S.) alle mit Farb-Abb. bis auf Titels. und die Verlagswerbung im Anhang, enthält folgende zuerst im Münchener Bilderbogen veroeffentlichte Bildergeschichten von Wilhelm Busch: The Joking Miller and the Farmer (Der Bauer und der Windmüller), The Music Master (Der Virtuos), Sixteen Startling Scenes in a Monkey's Life (Der Affe und der Schusterjunge), The Puzzled Peasant and the Runway Porker (Der Bauer und sein Schwein), The Bad Black Panther and the Ponderous Elephant (Die Rache des Elefanten), The Giant Bear Hunter and the Bruin, who Nearly Caught Him (Die wunderbare Bärenjagd), The Three Young Rooks and the Bird-nesters, who nearly got Drowned in the Pool of Ink (Das Rabennest), The Merry Sledge Party and Their Marvellous Slight (Die Rutschpartie), The Crinoline (Adelens Spaziergang), The Troublesome Boys and Diogenes the Wise (Diogenes und die bösen Buben von Korinth), The Woeful Panorama of the Toothache (Der hohle Zahn) und von oder nach Karl Stauber: The Laughable Goings on, and goings off of the Comical People of Noseyland (Das Nasenland, vgl. Münchener Bilderbogen Nr. 180) sowie folgende drei Bildergeschichten anderer Urheber: 'The Clever Boy and the Cunning Horsedealer', 'The Jolly Angler and the Monstrous Fish' and 'The Goat and the Swing', mit drei goldenen Figuren und einem schwarzen Kobold illustriertes grüner original Leineneinband mit goldener Deckel- und Rückenbeschr., auch der Rückendeckel mit einer schwarzen Kobold-Illustration, ein wenig schief, Einband an Rücken und Kanten stärker, sonst schwach beschabt bzw. angerändert, die Seiten stellenweise ein wenig finger- oder stockfleckig, einige kleinere Risse oder Fehlstellen wurden mit durchsichtigen Filmstreifen oder gleichfarbigem Papier hinterlegt ohne Text- oder Bildverlust bis auf folgende zwei Seiten: von einer Seite aus 'Die Rache des Elefanten' fehlt leider das gesamte untere Drittel, im anderen Fall fehlen nur Teile der Bildüberschrift, sonst in Ordnung. (spe) Zu Buschs Lebzeiten erschienene englische Erstausgabe.

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        BIOGRAFIA DE ANTONIO PUSICH. [ENCADERNAÇÃO ARMORIADA.]

      - Contendo 18 documentos de relevantes serviços prestados a Portugal por este illustre varão. RESUMO DA HISTORIA DA REPUBLICA DE RAGUSA e sua antiga litteratura. Por Lallemant Frères Typ. Lisboa. 1872. In 4.º de 23x16 cm. Com viii-152 pags. Encadernação da época armoriada inteira de marroquin azul escuro com ferros a ouro nas esquadrias das pastas e super-libris armoriado com a Coroa Real de Portugal. Cortes dourados por folhas e as guardas em papel decorativo acetinado. Ilustrado com gravuras extra-texto com os retratos da biografa e do biografado. Exemplar com ex-libris da biblioteca de António Capucho. Location/localizacao: 7-A5-B-1|7-A5-C-1

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        ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND (WITH) THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS, AND WHAT ALICE SAW THERE

      London: Macmillan, 1872. Two volumes in slipcase. ALICE'S ADVENTURES is dated 1871 on the title page and spine, "26th thousand." THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS, dated 1872 on title page and spine, "13th thousand." So very early editions. Both have been rebound by Sangorski and Sutcliffe, London, in polished red calf with all edges gilt, gilt borders and dentelles, and gilt decorations on both covers (front and back) and spines. Five raised bands. Decorations consist of "queen" on "Looking Glass," and Alice holding a piglet wearing a bonnet on "Wonderland." Spines each have four small gilt decorations, in borders, and the author and title in separate green leather compartments. A truly beautiful set. The original covers have been preserved and bound in at the backs. Endpapers are patterned paper, with the slipcase being covered with the same paper. Both volumes are in fantastic condition, very nearly fine, inside and out. Even the original covers are near fine. The slipcase is slightly worn at the edges.. Early Editions. Leather. Very Nearly Fine. Illus. by John Tenniel.

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        Stockholm från Mälaresidan [and ] Stockholm från Saltsjösidan.

      Stockholm. P. B. Eklunds förlag och Lith. Inst. / Art. Lith. Anst. Mälaresidan published in 1872. Saltsjösidan published in 1873. Images 46,5 x 74 cm Frames 71 x 96 cm. Colour printed lithographs. Contemporary gilt frames with floral decorations in the corners. Old glass. The images are printed separetly and mounted on larger papers which have the printed text. (There are copies where both the image and the printed text are on the same paper). A few cracks and a couple of minor pieces of plaster missing from the frame of Mälaresidan. The sky of Saltsjösidan slightly browned. The text papers are somewhat browned, Saltsjösidan a little bit more. The text paper of Mälaresidans with some white in the left and upper margin and a small water stain in the right margin. A fantastic item in its original state. Has been touched very little since the 1870s.. Two stunning bird´s eye panoramas of the city of Stockholm, from the east and the west. The old town in the centre. A mix of steamers and sailing vessels are teeming the waters. You can see the brand new train line on bridges crossing the water, as well as many new buildings. The panoramas were published just as the industrial revolution started to transform Stockholm. Here we see the early stages of a formidable modernization and expansion of the city that would last up to the first world war. Otto August Mankell was an architecht, illustrator and lithographer. He executed fine panoramas of Stockholm, Gothenburg and Visby, as well as two great plate books with city views of Stockholm and Gothenburg. "Stockholm från Mälaresidan" was lithographed by Alexander Nay, a very skilled and productive artist. He lithographed many important plate books in Sweden and Denmark. The present panoramas are very rare, especially in contemporary frames. A once in a lifetime opportunity

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        The Lives of the Queens of England from the Norman Conquest (complete in six volumes)

      Bell & Daldy, Londaon 1872 - These books are clean, tight, square with good corners and unmarked. They are lightly rubbed, mainly at the edges. Each has a tissue guarded frontispiece. They have red marbled end papers and 640. 663, 584, 620, 522 and 508, clean, clear, minimally toned pages with red marbled edges. They have a three-quarter binding with tan leather on the corners and spine. The spines have seven raised bands with gilt decorated panels with titles and volume information in red and black boxes respectively. The boards are covered in red marbled paper. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        LIFE And WORKS Of CHARLOTTE BRONTE And Her Sisters. An Illustrated Edition in Seven Volumes

      London / New York:: Smith Elder and Co. / Scribner Welford and Co.,. 1872 - 1873.. 8vo. 8-1/4" x 5-1/2". 1st collected edition (NCBEL III, 865). 7 volumes: v. 1. Jane Eyre by Currer Bell; v. 2. Shirley by Currer Bell; v. 3. Villette by Currer Bell; v. 4. The Professor by Currer Bell. With, Poems [by Currer, Ellis and Acton Bell, and Patrick Bront‘]; v. 5. Wuthering Heights by Ellis Bell And, Agnes Grey by Acton Bell; v. 6. The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Bront‘; v. 7 - The Life of Charlotte Bront‘ by Mrs. Gaskell.. Publisher's original green pebbled cloth bindings, with black & gilt stamping.. Modest wear, with some cosmetic 'touch up' to cloth. Light foxing,. primarily to preliminary/terminal leaves, though plates wonderfully. clean. Vols 2 - 4 with unobtrusively strengthened hinges. Withal,. an attractive & pleasing VG - VG+ set, and uncommon thus.. Each volume with a frontis & engraved vignette t.p., plus 22 inserted plates [3 per volume, 1-6; 4 in "Life"] by Edmond Morison Wimperis [1835 - 1900]. "Life" with an additional 2 facsimiles.

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        BEITRAGE ZUR KENNTNISS DES THALAMUS OPTICUS UND DER IHN UMGEBEDEN GEBILDE BEI DEN SAUGETHIEREN (THÈSE DE DOCTORAT).

      Zurich 1872 In-8° broché, 33 pages. Rarissime thèse de doctorat du fondateur de la neuropsychiatrie suisse moderne. Une grande planche dépliante en couleurs, chromolithographiée. Magnifique exemplaire sans défauts. On peut à peine constater quelques menues piqûres sur le premier plat de couverture. Auguste-Henri Forel est né dans une propriété de campagne, près de Morges, sur la rive du lac Léman. Il fut fasciné très tôt par la vie des insectes et commence des études de médecine à l'Université de Zurich à contrecoeur. Il y reste de 1866 à 1871, année où il a passé l'examen médical cantonal (à Lausanne). Il échoue pour d'obscures raisons de politique locale médicale et part alors parcourir la Suisse plusieurs mois, afin d'écrire une monographie sur les fourmis indigènes. Il se rend ensuite à Vienne où il passe l'hiver 1871-1872 étudiant la neuroanatomie, et rédigeant une thèse sur les couches optiques de mammifères, sous la direction de Théodore Meynert. Ce dernier, le plus grand neurologue de langue allemande de son temps, confronté à d'importants problèmes d'alcoolisme ? qui n'entraînaient que mépris de la part de son élève, abstinent forcené ? acceptera avec difficultés une thèse qui contredisait systématiquement ses propres conceptions mais la laissera finalement publier dans les Actes de l'Académie des Sciences de Vienne, en 1872. Forel réussit l'examen médical cantonal à Lausanne en 1872 en passant cette thèse mais n'obtient pas de poste dans un établissement psychiatrique de son canton natal, comme il l'espérait, et part alors à la Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität de Munich, où il devient médecin adjoint à la Kreisirrenanstalt de Bernard Aloys von Gudden, qui fut plus tard assassiné par son patient, le roi Louis II de Bavière. Forel devient Privatdozent en 1877. Il se tourne de plus en plus vers la psychiatrie et, en 1879, est nommé professeur de psychiatrie à l'Université de Zurich et directeur du célèbre Burghölzli. Il y succède à Julius Eduard Hitzig (1838-1907) et il sera remplacé par Eugen Bleuler, Hans Wolfgang Maier (1882-1945), et Manfred Bleuler. C'est Forel qui donne à l'asile cantonal son rayonnement mondial. Il fait des études remarquables de la topographie des nerfs trijumeau et pneumogastrique et donne une description précise de l'hypothalamus et d'une de ses régions à laquelle on donnera son nom. En 1885, il découvre l'origine du nerf acoustique dans le cerveau, acusticus Nervus. En 1887, il publie une de ses oeuvres les plus importantes, sur la théorie des neurones. Il y décrit les fonctions cellulaires du cerveau. La même année, le zoologiste norvégien Fridtjof Nansen (1861-1930), plus connu désormais comme explorateur polaire, publie sa thèse de doctorat sur la construction du système nerveux central, partageant avec Forel l'honneur de présenter la théorie des neurones moderne. En 1898, Forel aspire à la retraite et quitte le Burghölzli pour s'installer à Chigny près Morges dans le canton de Vaud, puis à Yverne afin de se consacrer entièrement à l'étude des fourmis. Il laisse une empreinte profonde sur la psychiatrie suisse : il a contribué à réformer le code pénal suisse, a entrepris des enquêtes dans le domaine de la responsabilité et particulièrement sur les délits commis en état d'hypnotisme, un débat qui avait déchiré vingt ans auparavant l'Ecole de la Salpêtrière et celle de Nancy. Il a également laissé une oeuvre importante par le volume, mais assez médiocre, sur la sexologie. Trop traversée de conceptions moralisantes pour être pertinente. Il n'hésite pas à prôner l'abstinence ? comme dans sa croisade antialcoolique, à stigmatiser la masturbation et à proposer la castration des « êtres inutiles » ! Il laisse également une importante trace éditoriale. Il est le co-éditeur de l'Internationale Monatsschrift zur Bekämpfung der Trinksitten, le co-fondateur avec Grossman de la revue Zeitschrift für Hypnotismus. Provenance : Vente Loudmer et Le Fur du 16 juin 2011, expert Dagobert Asmara, lot n° 141 Très bon couverture souple Edition originale

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        Om Arternes Oprindelse ved Kvalitetsvalg eller ved de heldigst stillede Formers Sejr i Kampen for Tilværelsen. Efter Originalens femte Udgave oversat af J.P. Jacobsen.

      Gyldendal, København 1872. XIII+605 sider. Samtidigt halvbind af brunt kalveskind. Ryggen lidt skrammet. Smudstitelbladet lidt plettet. Let slitage på kanter og hjørner.. Første danske udgave af Darwins hovedværk. Bogen vakte umådelig opsigt på grund af lanceringen af menneskets udvikling gennem æoners evolution og ikke som foreskrevet i kirkens kreationistiske verdensbillede. Oversætteren skrev i samme periode på det, der skulle blive et af dansk litteraturs mest udsøgte skønlitterære forfatterskab. Moderne gennembrud på alle hylder.** The first Danish edition of "On the Origin of Species"

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        PRELIMINARY REPORT CONTAINING EXPLORATIONS AND SURVEYS PRINCIPALLY

      1872 - WHEELER, George M. PRELIMINARY REPORT CONTAINING EXPLORATIONS AND SURVEYS PRINCIPALLY IN NEVADA AND ARIZONA. Prosecuted in accordance with paragraph 2, special orders no. 109, War Department, March 18,1871, and letter of instructions of March 23, 1871, from Brigadier General A. A. Humphreys, Chief of Engineers. Conducted under the immediate direction of 1st Lieut. George M. Wheeler, Corps of Engineers. 1871. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1872. Fold-out map. Quarto. 96 pp. Green cloth, gilt-stamped title to upper board. The volume has a slight horizontal crease near spine, and is lightly dampstained along the spine and fore-edge. Sporadic, very light dampstaing in some margins within. The map is crisp and clean. Ninetenth century library bookplate, with relsease stamp, to ffep., and a couple of small embossed seals within. About very good overall. First official exploration of this area, including the Mojave and Death valleys. (Howes H778 & W322).

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